We had picked Monday and Tues., as the days to shoot a couple of TV shows down on the Bay of Quinte figuring the weather would be pretty stable. Boy, were we in for a surprise! We had down-pours on Monday and than strong shifting winds on Tues….nothing like a challenge, right?
I was accompanied by Tom McMurray who was hoping to get some great images using a variety of Rapala products and he was not disappointed. We started by fishing the TriggerX 4 1/2″ Slop Hoppper on a 1/8 oz. weighted worm hook and fished it in the lily pads and immediately caught our first fish. For those that may not know, the Slop Hopper has an amazing ‘slapping” tail-action and comes in many colors and 3-sizes; 3 1/2″, 4 1/2″, & 5 1/2″!
Next, we worked open water weedbeds with Rapala crankbaits. I fished the Rapala Tail Dancer #9 & #7 and also the Rapala Dives To Thug. They both performed well and at one point, right when the wind was blowing so strong that we were forced to fish weeds closer to shore, I even hooked and landed 3-largemouth on 3-consecutive casts on-camera with the largest fish pushing the 4 lb. mark!
We both fished Rapala Shift baitcasting and spinning outfits matched with Shift & Kaos baitcasting and spinning reels all loaded with Sufix 832 camo and green braided line with Sufix Fluorocarbon leaders. Make sure to catch this program once it airs in the new season. It is full of fast, live action and excellent tips that will help you catch more fish!